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Top 5 Places To Visit During Your Honeymoon in Bhutan

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If a conventional romantic getaway imbibed with the luxury of hotels doesn’t fit your taste, it shouldn’t put a full stop to your honeymoon planning. There are offbeat destinations out there that are not only incredibly unique but also have a wealth of culture and history; one of them is the idyllic honeymoon destination in Bhutan. A country of rolling hills and ancient culture, enigmatic snowy mountains to hilltop monasteries, architectural marvels to serene terrains encapsulated in nature, the land of Bhutan surely exudes a charm that can never be missed.

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan is also renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures. Thus you and your partner can expect a lot of sightseeing and trekking which offers some of the spectacular views of the landscape. For animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, the national park of Bhutan is a must-visit to explore rich and diverse species. For more outdoor adventures, Bhutan delivers some amazing whitewater rafting experiences on the Mo Chhu River for that adrenaline rush.

Among the wide range of locations, here is a specifically curated list of the most romantic locations and the best honeymoon places in Bhutan where you can spend some ample amount of time as a newlywed couple:

1. Paro


Situated in the Paro valley of Bhutan, the small town of Paro holds everything to provide an iconic couple expedition. From beautiful terrains to lush greenery, ancient traditions to sacred monasteries, the mesmerizing valley town of Paro forms the core of most of the iconic Bhutan tour packages.

If you are planning for a honeymoon in Bhutan, then make sure that you never miss the iconic destination of Taktshang Goemba, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. Built at an altitude of 3000 ft on the edge of the cliff, Tiger’s Nest is a cluster of temples and monasteries encircling the cave where Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Vajrayana Buddhism meditated.

A trek to Tigers nest is filled with spell bounding views of Himalayan ranges and mesmerizing landscape of Paro. Couples who enjoy trekking and have an inclination towards nature and greenery will truly find this place a serene experience in their Bhutan honeymoon trip that is worth a lifetime.

Apart from the mystical monasteries, the valley of Paro is dotted with traditionally built houses as well as paddy fields with numerous other iconic sites that are worth a visit. One such place is Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. A center of attraction among inquisitive travellers, this place houses more than 3000 artefacts dating back to 1500 years.

The rustic and traditional wooden farmhouses and small cafes of Paro are a perfect complement to the sightseeing opportunities it presents, providing you with a rich experience of the ancient Bhutanese traditions, culture and village life while you bask in the serene beauty of nature. Also, don’t forget to explore the weekend market of Paro which is a true paradise for shopaholics.

2. Thimphu


Spread along the river Thimphu Chu, the town of Thimphu is known as the heart of Bhutan. Just an hour’s drive from Paro, Thimphu is the biggest city of Bhutan, with a stronghold on traditional Bhutanese culture, traditions, art and architecture. The capital city of Bhutan is also known for its unique blend of ancient and modern traditions making it one of the best places to visit in Bhutan

Your honeymoon in Bhutan affords you the chance to immerse yourself in the cultural beauty of Thimphu which is abundant in fascinating heritage, natural beauty and Bhutanese traditions. The heavenly terrains of the place adorned with snow-capped mountain peaks are one of the most romantic sights to behold. For a wholesome Bhutan honeymoon trip experience, you can learn about the Bhutanese Lifestyle while exploring local villages nearby Thimphu, and visit the Bhutan Heritage Museum.

You can start exploring the place with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a religious landmark of Thimphu erected by the third king of Bhutan. Apart from being a serene and tranquil spot, the Chorten is adorned with beautifully carved mandalas and statues which makes it an absolutely beautiful place to visit in Bhutan for honeymoon. For wildlife lovers, Motithang Preserve is a must to explore, which is home to a diverse range of species along with Takins, the national animal of Bhutan.

You can also head out to the iconic Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the seat of government and Buddha point with 51 feet height Buddha Statue. Also do not miss to get some tranquil and quiet afternoon experiences at Cherry Goemba, which is one of the earliest Gompas of Bhutan. For shopaholic souls, Druk handicrafts from Yarkay Central market is a must to visit for those handcrafted Bhutanese souvenirs.

3. Haa Valley

Ask any Bhutan tour guide and you are sure to hear a mention of the Haa Valley. Being one of the least populated places of the Himalayan kingdom that’s profused with the rich flora and fauna, the Haa valley is a perfect destination for newly married couples during their honeymoon in Bhutan  if they seek tranquility and the chance to tread unexplored trails.

Surrounded by picturesque mountains and primaeval alpine forests, there is a sense of utter peace in the Haa valley along with some great hiking options for adventure seekers as well. Along with the stunning nature expeditions, the Haa valley of Bhutan is bestowed with a number of tiny temples and gompas dating back to prehistoric times. Among these Haa Gompa,  Haa Dzong, Katsho Goemba, Haa Dratshang, Lhakhang Karpo (the white temple), Lhakhang Ngapo (the black temple) are some unique places to visit in Bhutan for honeymoon to get some soulful spiritual and mystical experience.

For couples who love hiking along the natural trails of mountains, the quaint hermitage of Juneydrak, towards the north of Haa is the perfect place to explore. The path of the hermitage is a peaceful and serene trail that stretches through the rhododendrons forests, and wooden ladder footsteps, providing enough spots for both of you to capture some amazing photographs for lifetime memories.

4. Punakha

Steeped with history and dotted with numerous sacred historical landmarks, the small quaint town of Punakha is loaded with innumerable experiences. If Punakha is on your honeymoon destinations in Bhutan list, then Punakha Dzong is indisputably one of the most beautiful places to start your journey of exploration. This sacred monastery is not only the second oldest but also the second-largest Dzong in the Land of Bhutan.

Standing graciously on a scenic hillock, the pious Buddhist monastery of Chimi Lhakhang is known for its scenic views and unique architecture. The other remarkable site to explore in Punakha valley is the architectural marvel of Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten built by HM Queen Mother in 2004 to safeguard Punakha Valley from evil and bring harmony and peace to the place.

For a more everlasting honeymoon in Bhutan experiences, a walk along the most coveted places of Punakha like the Suspension bridge on Po Chhu River will surely usher a livelier impression on your soul. A walk across this low hanging bridge is nothing less than an adventure experience in itself. The colourful prayer flags hanging across the bridge makes the experience even livelier.

5. Bumthang

For couples who are nature enthusiasts, Bumthang is one of the best honeymoon places in Bhutan to spend some quality time.  Nestled in the eastern region of Bhutan, the magnificent landscape of Bumthang is a perfect offbeat destination for couples who are looking for a secluded place during their honeymoon in Bhutan that is away from all the hustle and bustle.

Shrouded with lush greenery, enchanting valleys, ancient villages and the warmth of natives, the place is surrounded by four scenic valleys namely Chumey, Ura, Choekhor, and Tang. The place is also known for witnessing the stunning sights of apple orchards and dairy farms, with a wide range of sightseeing places nearby for tourists.

Along with its historical legacies, Bumthang also marks its presence in the list of best honeymoon places in Bhutan with its architectural marvels and peaceful monasteries namely Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Ngang Lhakhang, Chakar Lhakhang, Tharpaling Goemba, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Namkhe Nyingpo Goemba, Sumthrang Lhakhang and much more.

Bumthang is also known for its much-celebrated local festivals like Khurjey Tshechu, Ura Yakchoe, and Nimalung festivals providing you with a rich and unparalleled cultural experience. Apart from culture, Bumthang is also home to a national park and various other trekking spots providing adventure seekers ample opportunity to bring them closer to nature.

Overall, the serenity of Bhutan provides a perfect place for the couple to unwind from the festivities during the wedding and invest some quality time to understand each other as they start their journey of togetherness. Delightful, isn’t it?!

February 28, 2022


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